Physical map of Guyana
Information about the geography of GuyanaGuyana's terrain is mainly rolling highlands. There are low coastal plains in the north, and savanna in the south. The country can be divided into three regions: a narrow plain along the Atlantic where most of the population lives; a white sand belt consisting of dense rainforests; and finally the larger interior highlands consisting mostly of mountains that gradually rise to the Brazilian border. Guyana's highest mountains are lacated here, including Mount Roraima - 2835 m highest mountain in Guyana - part of the Pakaraima range. Between the Rupununi River and the border with Brazil lies the Rupununi savannah, south of which lie the Kanuku Mountains.
Principal rivers are the Mazaruni, Demerara and Essequibo. Georgetown is the capital of Guyana. Other important cities include Linden and New Amsterdam.